GLM Highlight in Business & Finance – WhatsAPP


WhatsApp Messenger was chosen as one of our GLM Highlights in Business & Finance. WhatsApp Messenger is an innovative messaging app that was founded in 2009 by Jan Koum and Brian Acton. It allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. The company is based in Mountain View, California and employs 55 people. 2014 was a victorious and prosperous year for the company. It was named the most globally popular messaging app with 600 million users this year. Also, founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold the mobile messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month. What a triumphant come up for Koum who was once living on welfare.